Larry Young - Mother Ship
Blue Note Rainbow Series
Record is vG++
cover has corner dent and wear and ringwear
Original late 70`s issue not the recent reissue which is inferior quality
1 Mother Ship (7:38)
2 Street Scene (6:56)
3 Visions (6:44)
4 Trip Merchant (12:53)
5 Love Drops (7:06)
LT Series Original Featuring Lee Morgan, Herbert Morgan & Eddie Gladden. Recorded In 1969 By Rudy Van Gelder. Rarest Title In This Series
Mother Ship," organist Larry Young's final recording for Blue Note, is also one of trumpeter Lee Morgan's last great appearances, along with his own "Live at the Lighthouse" and "The Last Session"
Recorded on February 7, 1969, Larry and Lee's quartet is rounded out by tenor-saxophonist Herbert Morgan (no relation to Lee) and drummer Eddie Gladden. After the multi-layered horn textures and exploration found on his three earlier albums ("Of Love and Peace," "Contrasts" and "Heaven on Earth" ), in many ways "Mother Ship" revisits the classic "Unity." Of course once one goes "out there," you never come back quite the same,
and "Mother Ship" has a style and feel all its own.
Jazz organ explodes to the next level -- on this brilliant and rare session by Larry Young from 1969! The record was Young's last recording for Blue Note, and was never issued at the time -- only making a brief appearance in a short series at the end of the 70s -- and its obscurity makes it all the more important, as it's the kind of record that would have transformed jazz tremendously if released at the time. On the set, Young delivers on all his 60s experimentation with modal grooves and Coltrane-styled playing -- working with a quartet that includes Lee Morgan on trumpet, Herbert Morgan on tenor, and Eddie Gladden on drums -- soaring to the skies on long tunes that push the Hammond farther than any organist had ever imagined!
And while modern, and freer than before, Young is also playing here without some of the over-indulgent styles of his later jazz-rock work -- still sticking to the Blue Note mode, while managing to record in a "new thing" mode long after the label had abandoned the "new thing" sound! Mindblowing -- and with titles that include "Visions", "Love Drops", "Trip Merchant" and "Street Scene